Sukezaemon, a pirate, is shipwrecked in a strange corner of the world. With his companion, a wizard named Sennin, Sukezaemon becomes entangled in a plot by the evil premier to succeed the dying King Raksha.
An adventurous and daring sailor sets sail to the castle of an ailing king to stop an evil premier, hungry for power and wealth, from succeeding to the throne and marrying the king's beautiful daughter. Along the way, with the help of a band of courageous rebels and a lustful wizard, he must overcome the powers of a mesmerizing witch, ruthless pirates, and the castle's Imperial guards. The sailor must also free those kidnapped into slavery and restore the king's reputation.Written by
In the United States, this was picked up by American International, re-titled "The Lost World of Sinbad," and released at the top of a packaged double feature with another negative pickup, Giuseppe Vari's "War of the Zombies." See more »
Co-screenwriter Shin'ichi Sekizawa is misidentified as the director of photography in the onscreen credits of the English-dubbed version. See more »
The credits on the U.S. prints, release by American International under the title "The Lost World of Sinbad", list the director of photography as Shinichi Sekizawa. Mr. Sekizawa is a noted screenwriter who also co-wrote this film. See more »
This is one of my all-time favorite movies from Toho studios. This movie is about a courageous sailor named Luzon (Sinbad in the American version) who tries to save a kingdom and a king's reputation from a corrupted premier, with the help of some aggressive but hilarious rebels. This movie is chock full of fun and adventure elements like sword-wielding battles, a gigantic castle, royalty, pirates, exotic dancers, heroes, action and magic. It's fun to watch and follow, fit for adults and children. Included in the mix is a woman-loving wizard, who is a resourceful ally to Sinbad, and the treacherous stone-turning witch! This movie stars Japanese veteran actor Toshiro Mifune and beautiful Japanese belles Mie Hama, Kumi Mizuno and Akiko Wakabayashi, overseen by veteran Toho screenwriters Takeshi Kimura and Shinichi Sekizawa, and includes a catchy music score by composer Masaru Sato. With a combination of drama, tragedy, humor, special effects, music, magic and adventure, this film is sure a treat for all adventure/sci-fi loving fans. I always have a good time watching this film.
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